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State Oil Company Of Azerbaijan Republic Selects Honeywell UOP Technology to Modernize its Heydar Aliyev Refinery

Honeywell announced that the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) will use a suite of Honeywell UOP technologies to modernize its oil refinery in Baku, Azerbaijan, to produce high-quality gasoline that meets stricter emission standards. The effort will help Azerbaijan meet growing domestic demand for transportation fuels that meet…

ABB to increase efficiency and productivity at SCA’s expanded pulp mill

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will provide integrated solutions using ABB’s market-leading automation platform System 800xA and custom-engineered software for pulp processes. The solution includes engineering for the control system and optimization of all processes at SCA Östrand's expanded pulp mill in Timrå, Sweden opening in June…

Acwa Builds $328m Solar Plant in South Africa

South Africa and Saudi Arabian Acwa Power have launched a $328 million solar power plant in the Northern Cape province, as Africa's most industrialised country rushes to expand its power supply and cut its coal reliance. The Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project, developed by a consortium led by Acwa…

GE Unveils Upgrade to LoSALT* Simulator Software for Oil Refineries to Measure Salt-Induced Corrosion

Combining the need to measure the salt-induced corrosion potential in oil refineries and the need for instantaneous digital data, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced an upgrade to its LoSALT* simulator software. GE’s new LoSALT Online and Onsite Amine Speciation technology enables testing of critical amine contaminants on-site at the refinery.…

ABB to Enable First Digital Substation in the United Kingdom

ABB has been selected to participate in the FITNESS (“Future Intelligent Transmission NEtwork SubStation”) project of SP Energy Networks, a UK-based electricity transmission and distribution network operator, along with other partners. ABB will contribute its grid automation technology to this project, which will enable a digital substation scheme to protect,…

Morocco Pre-Awards 850MW Wind Power Contract

Enel Green Power (EGP), a leader in renewable energy sources, in consortium with Nareva Holding and Siemens Wind Power, has been awarded the preferred bidder status for 850MW of wind power capacity in Morocco. The award was conferred at the “2nd phase of the wind integrated project” tender held by…

Scomi Engineering Building R$50million Manufacturing Plant in São Paulo, Brazil

Scomi Engineering Bhd’s (SEB) manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to be modelled after its main facility in Kuala Lumpur, is expected to strengthen the group’s position in the market. The 50 million real (RM56.8mil) facility, to be built on a 98,000-sq-m site, will be used to manufacture monorail trains,…

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Westermo releases three Ethernet devices that support the growing need for higher bandwidth networks with industrial applications. Two new Gigabit switches and a media convertor offer outstanding reliability, robustness and ease of installation, making them suitable for heavy industrial, maritime and rail trackside data communication networks. MCW-211-F1G-T1G is an unmanaged…

ABB Continues to Strengthen Transformer Manufacturing Footprint in Poland

ABB’s state-of-the-art transformer production facilities in Lodz, Poland will expand, in terms of capacity and scope, in 2016. Key to continuing to manufacturing high-quality transformers is leveraging the infrastructure built up in the Lodz campus and the experience and skills of our employees. ABB’s manufacturing hub in Lodz includes a…

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Rockwell Automation announces GuardLogix 5370 safety controller that provides integrated safety and motion on single EtherNet/IP network. With the new Allen-Bradley Compact GuardLogix 5370 controller, users no longer need separate networks and controllers for safety and motion in applications with up to 16 axes. This makes it easier to design…